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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAIIA , THUBSDAY , MABOII 20 , 1800 , SINGLE OOPr PIVH CENTS. \TD \ A Significant Situation in Politics Brought About by a Prince , LEGITIMISTS SEE THEIR GREAT CHANCE Jlotir-KeolM HUN rrl l.iicil Tlmlil Support- liy 111 * Hiiet-Kctla Coni-Hi * unit die Ho > nll"tM Hope to Win nti tliu UcneUoii. ICopyrlchl , 1600 , by Prens Publishing Company. ) LONDON , March 25. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) I have re ceived nn Intimation from n very responsible conrco In Paris that a serious political move ment was Involved hi the recent conferring of honors upon , or rather In the acceptance of them , by Prince Henry of Orleans. On his recent return from an exploration expedition through llurmah , Slam and Thibet the prince not only Indicated his vvllllng- no 3 to receive the crosa of the Legion of Honor ( founded by Napoleon and now ad ministered by the republic ) , but mailo a speech acknowledging the existence of the republic. That was practically Its first pub- llo recognition by any member of the legiti mist family. All this aroused Intensely bitter comment from bis adherents. The prince's cousin , the duke of Orleans , la the leglt'mato heir to the tluonc of France. The late count of Paris grandson of Louis Phllllpc , vvhtwc eldest son , the duke of Or leans , died before the king after the death of the count of Clmmbora , united In his person the ho'rshlp ' of both branches of the royal family of France. He hail one brother , the duke of Clmrtrcs. Doth the count of Par s and his eldest son. the nrcs- cnt duke of Orleans , were well known In the UnltcJ States , the father having served on Dcneral McCleiland's staff , and the ton 1'av- lng accompanied Ills father on a visit to New York and Washington a few years ago. Prince Henry of Orleans Is the elder son of the duke of Chartres. If the duke of Orleans dies unmarried the duke of Chartres will become the heir to the kingdom , and his Eon will bo the heir after him. LIFE OF THE PRETENDER. The duke of Orleans Is banished from France , and , llko his father before him , has his regular domicile or exile In England. Ho has recently come to public notice through the rather ridiculous proclamation of his readiness to respond to a call from France. He even went down to Dovpr when Cnslmlr Perrler resigned the presidency of France , and chaos seemed Imminent In the republic. IJut when nothing happened In response to his offer to cross the channel , the duke went back again to the Hotel Savoy , In J-ondon. Meantime the petition for divorces of a commonplace Englishman has made the duke co-respondent and the story has frequently bcen ; published that the duke visited Paris secretly a few yea's ago as a valet In livery to Mmo. Mclb ) . It will bo remembered that she denied this absolutely In a formal In- forvJcw for the World last year , but the French pollco authorities replied that they shadowed htm during the whole time of hi ? stay and wcro positive of his Identity. Most people In Fiance believe the itory and the duke of Orleans Is a subject of ridicule on that account from Dunkirk to Meutonc. lately tbero has been a rather extraor dinary revival of royalist Ideas In France , doubtless duo to the successful progress of the radical program under Premier Bour geois , and the conforvatlve elements seem to bo gathering for a final conflict. In recog nition of this apparently the duke ot Or leans betook himself first to Belgium and now to Lisbon , where ho Is within easy roach of the French frontier. That was the situation when his cousin , Prince Henry , suddenly and conspicuously ncgcnteJ honors from the republic , visited the Elyseo to thank President Fanre and inado a patriotic speech at a dinner given to htm by the count of Dion , one of Gen eral Boillanger's warmest supporters In the conspiracy a few years ago to overturn the republic. WORDS THAT MEAN SOMETHING. The prince's address concluded with these significant nerds , referring to the useless and Idle members of the community , whlcti might bo considered a jibe at his cousin : "Men such as the Count Dion ohould give the Ito dlreot to soured pcsslmtfcts , who , themselves Incapable , of producing , desire to wa around them only hybrids llko them selves. For my part I. have tried to bear In mind tlicso two maxima , laid down by my grandfather , the duke of Orleans , In his ad- mlrablo remark : 'Bo passionate servants of the revolution , and know how to make the people pardon your princely births. ' I think I have obtained this pardon. By giving mo the cross of the Legion of Honor the gov ernment of the republic has Riven men an absolution which , If not complete for wo ore still deprived of the rights of citizens la at least partial. "Ycu have been good enough to celebrate the bestowal of this decoration , which Is dear to me. When receiving me you said to yourselves that there was one more true Frenchman In your midst , and you have shaken the hand of a compatriot , and he has done his best to deserve well of his country. " The speech comes Immediately after the thanks publicly tendered by Prlnca Henry to the government of the republic on the occa sion ot his decoration. My Informant , an observer In a position to know accurately the facts , says ho has positive Information that a coalition of the legitimists , who arc disgusted with the duke of Orleans and hopeless of his acceptance by the French people , of Donapartlsts , equally hopeless of the ncccptanca of Prlnca Victor , or any other Napoleonic prince , and ot tlm great mass of thabourgeosle , all three frightened by the progrers and potcntlalltl s o.f radical Ideas has been formed to force the resignation of President Faure , and then to offer Prince Henry as a candidate to suc ceed him , FAUUE AND HIS FATHER-IN-LAW. I may oxnlaln that In Prance there Is an extraordinary and peculiar responsibility upon any member of n family for the crimes of 'near relatives. President Fnure's ( ather-ln-law , as the World's readers know , was a convicted fugitive forger and de faulter , My Informant rays that the coall- tlon has no doubt that vigorous agitation of this scandal- will certainly end In M. Faure's resignation. His Knowledge of French politics and pcoplo anj his oppor tunities to know the most secret ramifica tions of the former In Purls are undoubted. If he In correct , therefore , in his statement ot the situation , the republic may not he far from a convulsion , perhaps as bloojy a convulsion an that which followed shortly upon the election of another prlnco ( Louis Napoleon ) president nearly half a century ngo. ngo.Tho Information herein given Is so perl- cus and so authoritative I send It to the World , but It should be added that I heir from other well Informed sources tint the young prince's character Is uncertain and even weak , and there seems to bo no brutal and ambitious Do Mouiny In Prlnco Henry's entourage to encourage and even force him to the point of shooting dow'n a protesting mob. General Saussler , military governor of Paris , has apparently given no sign of his sentiments. Moreover , I am told that Premier Bour geois Is fully Informed upon tbo situation. He la the strongest man Franco has pro duced Blnco aambetta. I have pointed out tioretoforo tint the real republican sentiment In Franco has become BO strong and 1ms permeated the mass of tbo people outside ot the royalists and the bourgeoisie ( the French synonym for our money power ) that possibly no conspiracy can overwhelm It , IULLAHD SMITH , ( rent I'lro In Cnloulln. LONDON , March 20. A dispatch from Bombay reports a tremendous flre In the native quarter of Calcutta , as the rcault of which many pcrtwnt were killed , HUMOUS or MJW THII'MS ALM A\CI : ; Inllnintlnn tlint Conn try AVmitil Join thin Country ( n Alii Culm. CHICAGO , March 25. A special to the Tribune from Washington , D. C. , saysi Aid tor Cuba has come from an unexpected source. It Is said hero that England will follow the United States In recognizing the Cuban Insurgents. An Informal Intimation to this effect has been received at the State department ami the status ot the Cuban question has changed at once , owing to the sudden development. While Spain has been preparing for an appeal to European nations against the United States , Great Britain has quietly taken the other tack and decided to join with the United States In helping Cuba. Such a com munication was not conveyed In an official letter , but It Is eald Secretary Olney was given to understand by Sir Julian Paunce- fete that Great Britain would not only not ob ject to any action the United States might take In regard to Cuba , but would even wel come any reasonable Iriterfe-renro which would tend to stop the war now going on In the Island. That such Intimation was given nenil-ofll- clally was learned positively last night and the effect of the Information when It becomes generally known would be to render almost certain speedy action by this country. It Is also thought If the United States with the moral wipport of Great Britain In terferes In the Cuban war It will make the two countries allies and hasten rather than retard n favorable and friendly conclusion of the Venezuelan dispute. It looks as though Cuba Is now assured of cither Independence or genuine colonial gov ernment , such as Great Britain gives Canada and Australia. LONDON , March 25. It Is offlclolly denied hero that Great Britain has Intimated that she would favor the active Intervention of the United States In Cuba. AUU 1U2AI1Y I'Oll AHIIITIIATIOV. Hope" i\nrcNNiMl tlint I'ri'ii-iit NcKotln- tllltlH Would 111SlUM'I'MKful. . LONDON , March 25 At the banquet of the Associated Chambers of Commerce to night there were present as guests T. W. Hiisscl , parliamentary secretary of the local government board ; Rt. Hon. A. J. Mundella , ex-president ot the Board of Trade ; Lord George Hamilton , secretary of state for the Indian department ; several of the ambassa dors In London , and a large number of the members of Parliament. A. K. Rollltt pre sided. Charles Ritchie- , president of the Board of Trade , In his address , dwelt upon the feeling hero antagonistic to a conflict with the United States In the present difficulty. The position has led to the hope , he said , that there would soon be a happy solution. The government had always decided to solve the difficulty by arbitration , within lines which , It was believed , would be approved by England The government went further , and said that It would be glad to found a permanent board of arbitration between Great Britain and the United Slates. The Amer ican government , ho continued , was now considering proposals emanating from Lord Salisbury , which It was hoped would result In the cstabllsnment of a system by which arbitration would be possible In all cases. ( Cheers. ) Hon. George N. Curzon. parliamentary sec retary ot the foreign office , replied to the toast "Foreign Representatives. " Ho eulo- gl/ed the services of diplomats , and paid a special tribute to Baron de Courcel. the Trench ambassador. Till VIj OI ? THC JAMfihOX HAIDERS. Testimony 11 Ilcpi'tltloii of TetnllM Al- rellil.l Well Know 11. LONDON , March 25. The examination of Dr. L. S. Jameson and his fellow prisoners who took part In the raid Into the Transvaal was continued today In the Bo-.v Street po llco court. Among those present on the bench. In addition to the chief magistrate , were the duke ot Abercorn , Lord and Lady Coventry and Ladles Pontlfex , Kentwlch , Northcote , Sladen , WHsher and Iddeslclgh. The principal evidence furnished today In the attempt of the prosecution to prove that the prl'oners had violated the foreign enlist ment net related to the cutting of the tele graph wires , and was a repetition of the de tails already cabled on the preparations at Mistaking for the advance of the raiders and the examination was adjourned until April 28 to give time for the arrival In England of witnesses from South Africa. IjKPT III3II DYI.NG CHILI ) IinillM ) . Mrw. llontli-'I'uekcr Too " \\Vnlv to Cllnili ! ) < n tinShlp'M Incl o'er. LONDON , March 25 Mr. Booth-Tucker sailed for New York en board the steamer Majestic , which left Liverpool today. He embarked with his wife on board the St. Louis on Saturday last , but just as the pilot was leaving that steamer a telegram was handed to Mr. Booth-Tucker sajlng that his youngest child , an Infant of seven weeks , was dying. Mrs. Booth-Tucker , who was accompanying her husband to Now York , and who has been In bad health for some time past , desired to icturn , but she felt too weak to deoccnd the rope ladder , and EO Mr. Booth-Tucker returned alone to the city. It Is now hoped that the child will recover. aivns Kiiucjim A AVAIIMXO. lliixt A n KIM- Speedily AVIieMier Ho Will Conic to Kniiliiiiil. LONDON , March 25. The Times has an editorial this morning which warns Presi dent Kruegcr that It Is Impossible- discuss with him the essentials of the London con vention , which fixes the suzerainty of Great Britain over the Transvaal. "In any case , " the Times says , "he must decide without delay whether to accept the Invitation to come to England. The Invitation cannot remain open Indefinitely , and If It Is de dined we must take meaburca to support the Just claims of the ultlanders. " Sultan DIxpleiiNeil ullli Aiuerlen. LONDON , March 20. The Constantinople correspondent of the Times says that for the last year Intrigues were on foot be tween the palace and Osman Dlgma , which were likely to embarrass Italy and Eng land. According- this dispatch the Turk ish minister and first secretory of the Turk ish legation ut Washington have bcn re called , owing to the smpalhy ) for the Ar menians manifested In the United States. It Is Bald the. sultan has promised Abrim I'urha 10,000 If ho succeeds In Inducing the Armenian patriarch to retire. WASHINGTON. March 25. When In formed tonight of the advices to the London Times from Constantinople that he and his first secretary were to bo recalled , Mavro- jenl Bey , the Turkish minister hero , made an emphatic denial. Ho said no ofllclal no tice of the Intimated recall had been re ceive J at the legation. To KfliiHliitf Chief Cl'ircliiT. ( C'opjrlnht , 1690 , liy Press Publishing Company , ) KINGSTON , Jamaica , March 25. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Honduras Is said to be Intriguing to reinstate Chief Clarence na the head of the Mosquito territory. The object to to deprive Nicaragua of Its Caribbean littoral , It la ualtl , and to constitute a separate state , which shall bo allied to Honduras. TIlOlllllK Hllichl'M I'lllll tO ItC'Ht. LONDON , March 25. The remains of Mr. Thomas Hughes , Q. C. , who died at Brighton on Sunday last , were Interred today In the presence of a crowd of friends and admirers. In accordance with the de-sire of the de ceased , the funeral ceremony was of the most simple kind. The grave was lined with Ivy and there were many floral tributes. lie-lit n Calilnrl Council , LONDON , March 25. A cabinet council wag hold this morning , the exchange of views being devoted to the discussion ot the British-Egyptian exptdltlon up the Nile. The ccmnmndcr-ln-cMef , Lord Woleeley , was pres ent. General Sir Francis Orenfel , inspector general of the auxiliary force * , was also present. GOMEZ'S ' HEALTH FAILING Ecbol Chief Forced to Retire from Active Command. IS DOING NO SERVICE AT PRESENT SpnnlHli Onic-er.i Dully Hi-port llm- lnirHot Him In Action AVlicn lie In diiletly Hc-ntlnn Mllc-i ( CopyilRlit , 1S3C. by Prcxs Publishing Company. ) HAVANA , March 25. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) General Gomez has finally been obliged to yield to Impaired health , I believe , and go slow , for a whllo at least. Ho has had malaria and constant oxpotmre In the last flvo months has told on the old man. Ho was last re ported between Qulvlcan and Guira , but I have reaswn to know that he was on a sugar plantation near Union do Los Ilcjcs , Matan- ? as province , two daya ago. Ho Is doing nothing , and Is In badhcalth. The movements of General Gomez have aroused much curiosity among the military authorities during the past fortnight. Noth ing has been done by any rebel group to Indicate the presence of that leader , but It Is the practice for the commanders of Spanish columns to report encounters with the rebel chieftain. There Is no means of konwlng In most caces who Is at the head of the antagonistic column , but there Is more distinction In meeting Gomez than any other rebel comnundcr. A man wnq arrested on the arrival of the iitcamer Olvltto from Key West , Florida. The pollco found an Insurgent flag badge In lily clothing. Elbort Ilapelye , correspondent for the Mall and Express of New York , has been expelled from Cuba. The order of the government , al- legeJ as the rcaron for his attacks on the government , end especially on the volunteers of Havana , calling them criminals. Ho will leave on Thursday's steamer. Corre spondents henceforth wMl be held to a stricter personal responsibility. YOUNG MEN VOLUNTEER. A new batalllon of volunteers , 1,000 strong , wns organized today. It was made up of > oung men , similar to the clap ? In the Natlcral guard of New York. The DIarlo de la Marino tonight con gratulated Dupuy do Lome on his diplomacy. The rebels appear to have changed their policy. Formerly they destroyed cane fields and spare * nigar mills. Now they are burning the mills and houses on planta tions. The cable dlppatch of General Campos to the autonomist leader is regarded as of much political significance. General Campos foicthadows his coumj In the Spanish sen ate , although he has professed allegiance to the conservative party. News comco from Santiago that the ex pedition previously reported to have landed near Baracoa actually got ashore between Gunnlianamo ai > J Santiago. There Is a wretched condition of affairs In that prov inces Several planters are attempting to make sugar under great difficulties. Two rogroes named Berolcse and Perez will be ehot tomorrow in the Cabanas fortress for inccndlarlmi. Consul General Williams says ho has tried to obtain facts about a young American named Dygert , paid to bo Imprisoned at GuV.es , about whom there hag been a discussion In the United States , but he cannot oven as certain that there Is such a person. There is f > zmo foundation , however , for the report. I asked General Wejler If he could give any Information about the case. He replied ho could not remember any such name and re quested me to write out what I knew about the subject. I did so. General Wcyler took the memorandum and raid he would 1m- meJIately Investigate. I Informed General Weyler that the subject had been Introduced in the United States ssnate. WILLIAM SHAW BOWEN. SENT A MJWM'APBH MAX Spniilsli AutliorltlfH III Culm Can Ret AloiiK AVIthiiiit Him. HAVANA , March 25. Elbert Sappleye , the correspondent In Cuba of a New York news paper , was expelled from the country today by order of the Spanish authorities. The Insurgents have burned the village of Santa Ana , Including the church , and they have destrojed by flro a house at the en trance of Cuevas Bella Mar , province of Matanzas. General Ahumada today received the Urbane - bane battalion , consisting of 2,000 merchants who have volunteered for military duty. The colonel In command of the battalion Is the co-called Cuban railroad king , Arguelles. The volunteers marched past the palace and were loudly cheered by the crowds assembled. General Woyler , who was on the balcony of the palace , was also enthusiastically grcetiM ] . In a skirmish between the Insurgents and a detachment of troops In the Santa Clara district. Leonclo Vldal , the Insurgent leader , was killed. The troops obtained possession of his body , as well as those of many more of the enemy's killed. The San Qulnton battalion , In reconnotter- Ing In the province of Santa Clara , was at tacked by the Insurgents , under Fonseca and others. The Insurgents were eventually dis persed with grtat loss. The troops lost fif teen killed and had thirty-two wounded. The Alamanca battalion waa attacked at JagueClto by 1,000 Insurgents , under Pedro Anduardo Garcia , After two hours' fighting the Insurgents were charged by 250 Spanish cavalrymen , who dislodged the enemy. The latter retired with numerous losses. The troops had i > even men wounded. It is learnol that an expedition , suppose. ] to be that from the steamer Bermuda , IIBF landed between Guantanamo and the city of Santiago do Cuba , In the province of the latter name. Twelve sailors on the Spanish gunboat Condo do Vcncdlto have died of yellow fovcr It Is uk'o ' learned that several Americans member of nn expedition which landed at Man/anlllo four wceka ago , havo- died of yellow fevo" . A report was circulated hero that Maximo Gomez la n very sick man and Is FUfferlnj with a hlg'J f"vcr. It ID for this reason , It Is said , tha' ag avoided all engagements with the SpJiiiji of Into and hae remained quiet , leaving the actlvo conduct of the cam paign to Antonio Macco and bis other lieu tenants. TIIIMC A CO.M'MCT IS Cr.HTAI.V .Spanish I'ri-NM Ilt-clnri-N tli < - United MlltH Still IICIIIIM Will' . ( Cop ) right. 1850 , liy Press Publishing Compo.1) ) MA Dili D , March 25. ( No * York World Cablegram Special Telegram , ) There Is widespread anxiety regarding the determine- tlon which may bo arrived at by the con ference committee on Cuban resolutions of the two houses of the Amerjcan congress , Most of the newspapers express the belief that a conflict is only temporarily avertel and the United States may ) et adopt a resolution In favor of granting belligerent rights to the Cubans. The neus from Cuba has caused a pain ful Impression , not only on account of the IncomprohcnBlvo collision between Span'iVi columns , but also on account of the general aspect of affairs. The results of operotfw * are considered unsatisfactory and oven crltlcUed by military men. In striking contrast Is the optlmlom of the ofllclal world , particularly among the minis ters , who say that Scnor Dupuy de Lome , the minister at Washington , Is an sanguine as General Weyler' In forecasting that all will end well shortly for Spanish rule In Cuba. PrcNliU-nt Illnpol ) tn -porli-il Dcinl , PARIS , March 25. The Haytlen bank has received news ( hit President Hlppolyto had died of apoplexy , The Haytlen delegation haa no news oil the subject , TOR CANADIA.V T.OYAI/TV. Jonepli Clininlicrlnln ll * tiAinl tn n Tiiitxt Ilefore the CaVniltx Club , LONDON , March 25-'Dr.t Montague , Sir Robert Herbert , General Gaiwcj ; . Hon. Ste vens Hill , Admiral McCllnfock , Sir Bartlo Frero Colmcr and Messl * . ' W. 1 $ . M. Tom- - llnson , S. Gcdgc and T. T , Bucknlll , Q. C. , members of Parliament , and many Canadians were present tonight at the dinner given to lit , Hon. Jo'eph Chamberlain , secretary of date for the colonies , by the Canada club. Mr. Chamberlain replica to a toast to Lord Aberdeen In wljlch were coupled the names of Chamberlain and Montague , . The colonial secretary was given an en thtislastlc reception as ho rose to reply. He raid ho felt honored to be associated with Dr. Montague , and It was n grenti pleasure to meet the many rep resentatives of the trrcat American colony which stands first among tl/o / Kindred nations forming the British cmplrcl Ho had visited Canada and had met many of Its leading statesmen , notably the great .Sir John Mc Donald , that most Imperial-minded man , whoso guiding Idea It was to maintain In tact the local Independence of Canada In close alliance with the mother country. At limes ho did not have un ragy ( oad. There were many prominent men on both sides of the Atlantic who had once assumed that It was the manifest doetlnnf Canada to bo absorbed Into the great rcaubllc * n Its southern frontier. ( Cries of "No , never ! " ) Mr. Chamberlain contlnuil"Tint was the opinion. It Is nn ancient controversy and I will not refer to It now ct'qpt to nulk the contrast between the doubt and hesita tion then and the dotonilnatlon now of every son of Canada to maintain tli'1 local constitution In his special Identity , an-1 at the same time to dra.v closer the bondc which unite him with the great parent state The recent Isolation that eec ued to threaten us evokol from nil the rolcnies , especially from Canada , an outburst of loy alty and affection that reverberated through out the world , which testifies a Fcutlmont , deeper than words can express , and -which dispelled the Idea that Bucli''exp'reslonH of loyalty and affection word superficial and would not bear the test cf Ecrlous ro'illlct , 00 that if war broke out , the mother coun try would be loft to her fate and the tel onlcs could take care of themselves. "Tho shadow of war did darken the horizon zen , and to none svas the shadow mo"e om inous than to our fellow cltlrcns of Canada. This dlbcusslon wns emphasized by the ie- batcs in the Dominion Parliament and the moral was summed up In the eloquent speech oE Mr. McNelll , who Is quoted as having said : 'From the British people , one people ; to the Integrity of the common empire. ' Tl.ls rather struck the right chordtwhcn he said : 'The empire of Great Britain ,1s the common heritage of Its sons , and Is no ! the appaudage of the United Kingdom. ' Many speeches were made to the same affect In the Domin ion Parliament , and resolutions were passed by acclamation/ , repeated alltis/on / being made to the opportunity which every community In the empire was bound. , to' ' seize , and the hope was cxpre cinl that , , something would bo done to bring us nearer. "We share that hope , " ' continued Mr. Chamberlain , "and ask you not to allow this demonstration , this almost universal expro sion of loyalty by all the colonies , to pass away without a serious effort by colonial and Imperial statesmen to transform these high sentiments into practical rpsults. " Mr. Chamberlain then rpvleweil the gro-vth ot the feeling : , for Imperial federation and " Eald : "Although" experience hoe shown the final realization of our hopes of feJeiatlon Is a matter of such vast magnitude and great complication that It cannqt be undertaken at the present time , it Aoy > not followjjon that account that wo should , giro.UP-our , au- plratlons. It IB only a prool tfiat Se must approach tho' goal differently and not try to do everything at oncejbut , must & } ck the line ot least resistance. Th boldest might shrink appalled before n aUjpipt to cieatc a n6w gpvernment fortho , British empire with powers of taxation and .legislation ovtr countries separated by thousands of miles of seas , W ° may , however , approach this de- olrablo consummation by , " a1 process of grad ual development. Wo may endeavor to es tablish some common Interest ! ) and common obligations , to deal with which it Is natural some sort of representative authority should grow up The greatest obligation is the im perial defense. The greatest Interest Is the Imperial trade , The former must be reached through the latter , as wn , the case In the creation of the German , 'empire. At first the Reichstag was convened to deal with the commercial Interests of the German a'ates. Gradually It embraced national and political objects and bccanjo the bond of unity and the basis of the1 empire. " Remarking that It was natural that Canada should take the Initiative * 'Mr , Chamberlain cited the resolution of the Ottawa conference In favor of a custom arrangement between Great Britain and the colonies , and also Mr. McNelll's resolution In the Canadian legls'a- turo on Tuesday In favor ot ani ad valorem duty on foreign Imports. Although ho fore saw a very serious dislocation of trade with England If such n proposal'1 > ecame effective , Mr. Chamberlain assorted the proposal merited respectful consideration. "This proposal , " Mr. .Chamberlain pro ceeded , "would Involve atloabt , a small duty on food and raw material , and would Increase the cost of living and the pressure on the working classes. It would alto tend to In crease the cost of production , and would thereby prejudice us In cornpctJng with for eign countries in neutral " .markets. It Is useless for us to shut otrr'eyes to these facts. In return wo should get a-very small con sideration In the shape of a preference , maybe 2 rer ccjnt , and , per iapo oven B per cent , In competing with foreign manufactur ers In the colonial markets , "This Is a very startling proposal for n frco trade country , and seenis Mn Its present form Impossible for us to.adopt. I am n pronounced free trader , but at the same time 1 am not so psdantlc that Insufficient advan tage were offered I would not consider a de viation from the strict dogma. But so far no sufficient 'quid pro quo' 'baa been offered to Induce England to take certain losses , and the possible loss In revising altogether the present commercial polcy. | The prefer ence would bo much Ririaller In the case of British koodo Imported' ' iqto the colonies than In that of colonUUgoads Imported Into Great Britain. It Is still more Important that our foreign trade In EO | gigantic In prc- poitlon to tha foreign trade or tbe colonies that the burden of taxation would fall with much greater weight upon the United King dom than upon the oolongs. " Mr. Chamberlain then proceeded to Invlfo the colonies to continue. thlr efforts , and ho expmscd the opinion , | hjt the marquis ot Rlpon's dlijmtch to tlfb governors of the colonies on this imbjcct In 1895 bad not closed the doorp to mpre favorable proposals which might be advanced in the future , and ho called paitlcular attention \ Lord Rlpon's statement that arrjlnjjr.ment creat ing a customs union comprising the who'o empire , by which the aggregate revenue might be equitably proporMoricd among the principal communities , would In principle be free from objection. , far , Chamberlain regarded this as an alternative , and not , as It was generally regarded'an Impossible al ternative , i Apologizing for speaking ion the subject at suoh length , Mr. Chamberlain added that ho epoko for himself aonct. | but that the subject was so Important that he desired to provoke a dlncualon , above all In the colonies. "It ID a dream , If you like. " eald he , "but It Is a dream no man need bp ashamed of , to create nn empire greater'and rnoro potent than any history has ever known. Nothing can bo done , however , In any direction until Great Britain and her colonies have decided upon Imperial unity founded In common weal. " The t-peech cf tha colonial secretary throughout was listened to with the greatest attention and his various nplnls were cheered with enthusiasm , IlrutherM Klitht ni gulirr * . TORONTO , March 25. Late last nigh : while returning from a parade , two brothers. Frank ard John Find ay , ircmbera of ths ov- einor'a guard , quarreled , tnd In the tight which ensued. John struck Frank with his tuber , Injuring him to such An extent as to cause hla death at tbe harp tul tcxlay. John has been arrested for murder. LOOKS DARK FOR ENGLAND Turkey Appeals to Franco and Russia for Support. ITS RIGHTS IN EGYPT ARE IGNORED ( it-cut llrltnlii'i * CiitiiiuilKii In ( he Son- dun Mn > 1'roMto llu tinSpurk \VUIuh Will Sot All Alilncc. CONSTANTINOPLE , March 25. As a re suit ot the extraordinary cabinet council , which lasted throughout Saturday , the Tuilc- Ish government has Issued an appeal , ad dressed to France and Russia , asking them to Intcrvcno with the object ot regulating the affairs of Egypt. Germany , It Is added , was also requested by the Porte to exercise Its good offices In this sense. Instructions were also dispatched to the Turkish am bassador at London to make representations to the marquis of Salisbury , but their tenor Is not known. In well Informed circles It IB declared that the action of the Porto Is duo to the counsels of Franco and Russia , the governments of which countries , It Is claimed , have sub mitted that the present Is an opportune moment for Turkey to raise the question of her suzerainty over Egypt , being prac tically usurped by Gicat Britain. The government syndicate. It Is alleged , premised Turkey Its support In the matter. There Is no doubt that considerable an noyance Is felt by the Porto at the fact tint Turkey was not consulted In regard to the advisability of dispatching n British-Egyptian expedition up the Nile and the feeling of Irritation has been Increased by the khedlvo also Ignoring the Porto entirely. Reproaches have In consequence been addressed to the Ottoman commissioners In Egypt for not taking steps to crcv rit tnc organization of the expedition , ns It is feared that the effects of the advance up the Nile will bo felt elsewhere than on the frontiers of Egypt and that the Arabs of Yemen ( the principal division of Arabia , adjacent to the strait of Bab-cl-Mandcb ) may bo encourage ! to fresh hostilities against the Turkish authorities. ONLY A MORAL EFFECT. In diplomatic circles hero it Is believed the steps taken by the Porto to protest against the expedition tn Dongola will not have more than n moral effect , and , though It is admitted that France and Russia will refuse their consent to the use of the Egyptian reserve fund , It Is generally under stood that nothing short cf the armed In terference of those two nations will prevent Great Britain from pushing the Soudan cam paign. Indeed there are people who bcllcvo that the appeal of the Porto to France , Russia and Germany to intervene will have an effect In Great Britain contrary to the ono hoped for. Whllo It Is known that no great enthusiasm exists In England over the prospects of another bloody and ex pensive campaign In the Soudan the appeal of Turkey to the recognized enemies of Great Britain for Intervention may mouse the war spirit of the British Isles , and so the sultan may play Into the bands of British statesmen while aiming to do the reverse. The more this view of the case is con sidered tbo more plausible , it is asserted. It becomes , for prominent Englishmen of both .parties have already declared themselves against the proposed Soudan campaign and the expedition-might have been allowed to flicker out after the cccupatlon of Akashelf. Now , however , the British may be spurred to push onward to Khartoum , as there Is a great difficulty , It Is pointed out , between a graceful .backdown In the face of popular opinion In Great Britain and a humiliating retreat In the face of the adverse repre sentations of Franco and Russia. It Is true , it Is argued , that tbcro are only about C,000 , purely British troops In Egypt , but this number could be promptly Increased by drafts from India and Great Britain and the task of "driving" the British out of Egypt , as suggested by the more fiery of the French newspapers , might be mare difficult than calculated upon by them. DIFFICULTIES TO BE ENCOUNTERED. If tbo ostensible object of the Anglo- Egyptian Nile expedition Is to be accom plished , namely , creating a diversion which will relieve Kassala , It must be done speed ily. The distance from Wady-Halfa , the southern boundary ot Egypt , to Dongola , Is about 300 miles. But the route Is a most arduouo one , even for the black troops of Egvpt , and especially so at this period , on account of the low water of the Nile , neces sitating the employment of Immense num bers of camels for transportation and the possible building of a light railroad. Then , admitting that Dongola Is reached without serious reverses , which Is by no .means certain , that place Is not likely to capitulate upon simpletons. A siege may be necessary , and the 20,000 to 30,000 men the mahdl may muster there , possibly under Osman Dlgma , may prove more than a match for the 20,000 British-Egyptian troops which will reach Dongola after a most wearisome march from Wady-Halfa. Then , even with Dongola fallen , Kassala Is not necessarily relieved , and the capture of the latter place by the dervishes would threaten Suaklm and Tokar. The possession of Dongola , It IB explained , Is necessary In order to defend Egypt against dcivish raids. It consists of a fortified town In the district of the ( same name. Locally , the place Is known as El Ordeh , and It was the headquarters of Sir Herbert Stewart's troops In 1881. An advance from there In the direction of Berber can hardly bo made until August or September. Therefore the Soudan campaign , It Is held , would In all probability have died out had It been allowed to take Its own course , but Intervention will bo likely to make what was originally a party measure a national question , uniting all parties for the defense of Great Britain against Franco and Russia Corrrc-tH l.oril LONDON , March 2C. Lord Edmond Fltz- maurlco. In n two-column letter to the Chron icle , says the statement of the Venezuelan blue book that the negotiations between Earl Granvllle and Guzman In 1885 were without reference to the boundary dispute Is without foundation. The negotiations , he Bays , were designed In the event of tbo fail ure of direct dealing with Venezuela to provldo an Instrument by way of a general treaty of arbitration for the settlement of the boundary trouble. Lord Salisbury , he adds , cancelled the treaty on the ground that ( t was unfair to refer territorial dis putes to aibilratlon. I'rcnoli IlliK'UiuiillrrH St-ntt-not-il , PARIS , March 25. Ulrlc de Clvry , for merly editor of the Echo do 1'Armoe , and Count Lionel Werthcr de Cestl , two of the men who have been on trial for some tlmo past on the charge nf blackmailing the late Max Lebaudy , the young millionaire con script , who died In the military hospital at Amello lea Bains , were sentenced today to thirteen months' Imprisonment and to fines of fiOO francs each. 77ie other defendant ; , Including Annan J Roscnthal , otherwise Known as "Jacques St , Cere , " formerly of the Figaro and at ono time correspondent In this city for a Now York newspaper , were acquitted. . AKiilnwt Hi-foriiH-rx. LONDON , March 25. A Pretoria dispatch to the Times cays It Is rumored there that the tltuatlon Is rorluua , This dispatch also wyo : "Prcr'dent Kruger will not go to England , Mr. Chamberlain has requested an Immediate reply to hlo former note of In vitation , and President Kruger has asked for an extension of tlmo for m answer , Doer feeling Is running high against the re form leaders , whose position will bo critical In the event of further friction. " Corrfi'tluiiH In the llluc Hook. LONDON , March 25. An addition to the Venezuelan blue book , In the eliupo of a list of ths errata , with tbe ncceerary corrections , was If sued this evening. The corrections made are those to which attention has al ready b.'sn drawn. VOTKS roil TIII : ATUICAX Mlnlntrj Mnkrn nn Important Ntntr- incut Com-t-rnliiK ICn ROME , March 25. The Senate , by a vote of 109 to C , has adopted the credit asked for by the government for contemplated eratlons In Africa consequent upon the de feat of the Italian army nt Adowa. The amount ot the credit Is 140.000,000 lire. The speakers -luring the debate pointed out that the attitude of Gro.at Britain showed the Anglo-Italian alliance was nn accomplished .fact , and rested upon a more solid basis than mere treaties and protocols. Baron Blanc , minuter of foreign affairs In the Crlspl cabinet , In the courjo of debate on the African credit In the senate , do dared that when the documents were pub' llshcd the policy of the former ministry would bo justified. In the meantime the nll'.ance ' with Great Britain was known to bo an accomplished fact and Italy's position ns n maritime power was secured. More over , ho continued , It was well Known that Italy had now become the effective bond between Great Britain and the Drelbund. On this double basis Italy's safety was finally dotcrm'ned. She wns able , with her perfect freedom and Independence , to occupy her self with the affairs of the country nt home and In Afrcln The duke of Sermoneta , thc > minister of foreign affairs , replied on bchnlt of the gov ernments. Ho said the position of Katoila was regulated by n protocol of April 1891 "The right of the Egyptian government , " the duke continued , "are Buspcnded , and not renounced. If the Dongoln expedition conquers the Soudan and Great Britain de sires It we must restore Kassala. The duke of Scrmoneta continued that the alliance of Italy with Great Britain was founded on real sympathy , but It was an alliance of sentiment , and the previous cab inet wan Wholly responsible for It. The duke of Scrmoneta added that the previous cabinet was responsible for the African disaster. Scnor Sarocco , who was minister ot pub lic works In the Crlspl cabinet , challenged the government to produce documents. No ordero were given , he said , by the previous government to prosecute a war to the knife. Tills statement pioduced an uproar In the senate , but Slgnor Sarccco proceelcJ to tviy "Let the senate Judge between the duke of Sermoneta and the Crlspl cabinet. If vic tory had smiled upon ) Italy the present ministry would not have boon In power. " This itntemtnt evoked a storm ot groans and hisses from the cabinet supporters , mlnglcJ with cheers from the opposition The prcoldent exhorted the senate to be calm The marquis ill Rudlnl , the premier. In his reply accepted the responsibility for the duke of Sermoncta's remarks , which , he said , ' were provoked by Baron Blanc Ho proceeded then to condemn the previous gov- einment , whoso policy of sending a handful of men against a strong military power he had never approved. Regarding the re lations with England , the premier said they were those of tradition and affectionate friendship. It was therefore strange that Baron Blanc , the former minister of foreign affairs , claimed the honor o having effected the alliance. The position of Italy with re gard to Kassaly , he continued , brought her Into Intimate relations with England. The government wished to maintain Erythrea In a strong military position , but It would re nounce all desire of conquest In Tlgre , and would not Include n clause for a protectorate In the peace treaty. That , he tald , was not a surrender , because the pro'ectorate In Abyssinia was never established , and was a mere ambition of the previous ministry. Such , sail the premier , were the conditions under which the government would continue the war if It was unable to conclude a worthy peace. LONDON. March 20 The Rome correspondent - spondent of the Standard savs : "Premier Rudlni's statement to the Senate that the green book could not be published because the documents relating to tha surrender of Makaloh disappeared when Colonel Galliano was taken prisoner at Adowa , has produced an Intense sensation. " AliiKltuii Iloniiilar > Report Sulmilltcil. OTTAWA , Ont. , Maich 25. The report of the Alaska boundary commission was pre sented to the Senate tonight , It Is signed by both Commissioner Geoisre William Ward Duflield , superintendent of the United States Coast and Geodetic survey , on behalf of the United Statci ? , and W. K. King , chief as tronomer of the Interior department , on be half of Canada. The report contains little of what Is new , but refers to maps and other documents which do not accompany It. The last paragraph of the report , which Is unani mous , says : "It Is understood and agreed that In slqnlng this report and In regard to the maps tint have ben submitted , It is not affirmed or admitted by the commis sioners that there lo authority for the ap plication of names ussd to designate the various places , bays , channels , Islands , etc. " llnrk Tv\nlii 1'iitlrHj Hi-covcrcil. LONDON , March 20 News has been re ceived here that Mark Twain has completely recovered his health and that he sailed from Bombay for Mauritius and Capetown , Ho has sold the copyright of a new work for 10,000. COURT IHSCIIAlinnS Mllb. DAVIDSON. I'l-OHrriltloti Fulled to nxtilhllili tilt- Clinrm- nil III Mt Her. SAN FRANCISCO , March 25. Mary A. Davidson was acquitted after a brief hearIng - Ing today of the charge of having extorted $500 from Rev. C. 0. Brown. The clergy man and the police detective , who testi fied merely to the anost of Mrs. David son , were the only witnesses for the proee- cutlon , and the defense presented no evi dence. Dr. Brown on the stand repeated the story of how Mrs. Davidson told him ho had been discovered In a liaison with Miss Overman , and of how , after several interviews , ho paid her $500 , taking her re ceipt therefor. In order to Eccure a con viction It was necessary for Brown to admit that ho was Induced to pay the money through fear. Tl.la the minister refused to acknowledge , although the question was asked In half n dozen forins by his coun sel and by the court. Brown admitted fear of exposure when Mis. Davidson first told him of her alleged discovery , but ho emphat ically denied any feeling of fear at the tlmo of the actual payment of the money. Ho said his solo object In paying the money was tn enable him to bring Mrs. David son and her mythical principal to justice Brown's attorney , who assisted the district attorney In the prosecution , declined to ask the jury to convict on such testimony , and the court had no recourse- but to Instruct the jury to acquit. This they did without leaving their Beats. IloTlllilK- till * IllillilllN. CHAMBERLAIN , S. I ) . , March 25. ( Spe cial. ) Tie. Slctix Indians at Yankton agency , and Incidentally many of the merchants in towns near the reservation , have been made happy by the distribution ot another Install ment of $20,000 among the Indians. In ex pectation rf the payment the Indians have , during the past thre ? months , purchased many articles which they deemed necessary ( or their comfort , and the obliging business men , knowing from past experience that an Indian usually pays his debts promptly when lie has money , consented to wait for their pay until the Indians received the present pay- mint. To render assurance doubly sure the creditors gathered at the agency whllo the payment was being made , n practice that Is not permitted at many of the Sioux agencies. Mov eiiK-iitx ofOc-i-nii Vt-HMflx , .Mnrc'h ri Now York Arrived Km , from Bremen. At Southampton Arrived Saalo , from Ntw York ; St , Paul , from New York. At NE-.V York Ea led Steamers Teutonic for Liverpool ; New Ycrk , for Southampton ; Wcsternland , for Antwerp. At Liverpool Sailed Steamer Majestic , for Now York. At London Sailed Mississippi , for New York. At Southampton Sailed Spree , from Bre men , for New York. At Rotterdam Bulled Sraarndam , for Now York. At Glasgow Sa'led Sarmatlan , for Dotton. At Philadelphia Arrived I'cnnlaud , from Liverpool , . | ONLY PART OF A VICTORY' ' Pottlgrow Gota on tbo South Dakota Dele gntion to St , Louis. TIED UP WITH M'KINLEY ' INSTRUCTIONS Alto IiiNlructoil tn Vote for .Sound MomPleilKoil Illiiinclf In the Convention tn Obey lii- Htruet lonn , HURON , S. D. , March 25. The republican stnti convention today declared for McKlnlcy , for nrcsldcnt , and reaffirmed the financial plaiik ot the Minneapolis platform of 1S'J2. The convention was called to order at noon by Chnlrini.n Jonnson. Z 1C. Kocrns oti Splnk county wns chosen chairman , the va rious committees appointed and n recess taken until 5 o'clock , when the convention reassunblcd William Gardner of RapliI City was elected permanent chairman. C. T. Bates of S'oux ' Falls and P. C. Murphy of Brooklngs were chosen secretaries. The resolutions adopted declared for ft protective < nrlff , reaffirmed the .Minneapolis financial plank , unless the St. Louis conven tion adopts a later statement , and Instructed the delegates to the St. Louis convention to use every legitimate and honorable means' to sccuro the nomination ot William Me- Klnlcy. The election of delegates by districts re sulted as follows : L. I ) French ot Yankton , R. F. Peltlgrow of Mlnnehnha , C. O. Sher wood of Clark , D. A. Mlrener ot Davidson , Dive Williams oC Day , H O Meaclmm o Potter W. V. Lucas of Fall River and W. E. ! J Smcad of Lawrence. * Previous to choosing delegates n resolution was adopted requiring all nominees to go upon the floor and declare for McKlnley and sound money , and not only to vote , butte to work to accomplish this end. This waste to force an expression from Sena'or Pettl- grcw. The senator stood In the center of the convent'on hall when called upon testate state his ; position , and declared that ho would bow to the will of the majority ; Mnt while he hnd followed n course which the future BCLincil to Justify , he was willing now to go to St. Louis and comply with the wishes of iho state convention by voting for McKlnley and sound money. Directly after the adjournment of the con vention seven of the delegates hold a cau cus , at vvhlc'i they resolved they would not permit Senator Pettlgrcw to go ns chairman - man ; neither would they permit him to bo upon any committee at the national conven tion. V AWVTltr.lll OlM'OHTtiMTY .ll--lCliilt-v Men In TexiiH MiiKe n 1'iior IlNtlninto of TlieliMrenulli. . AUSTIN , Tex. , March 25. The state re publican convention did practically nothing In the matter of selecting delpgatcs to St. Louis at the daylight session today. It waa 1 o'clock before the convention was called to order. This delay was the result ot Cuney , the Allison temporary chairman , dick ering with the Reed men about his com mittees. The Reed men dcm inded of Cuney a full representation on committees for their support In electing him temporary chair man. They have every one of the commit tees ns a result , and the chairman , ot each is a red hot Reed man. As soon as the committees were aniftmnced the convention adjourned until G p. rn. Early this morning the McKlnlcy men an * nouncod practically that they had given up the fight , and only wanted n representative on the St. Louis delegation. The confession , was too open , however , for the Reed-Allison men , and they kept a close watch on them all day. At a late hour tonight the convention hail not been organized , and was awaiting tlm report of the committee on credentials. This committee , of which a strong Reed man la chairman , has been In session since noon and will probably not conclude Its labors be fore daylight tomorrow. In the meantime tho. convention adjourned tonight at 8 o'clock un til 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. The com- , mlttces , w'th ' rare persistency and constant legularlty , counted the McKlnley men out and Reed or Allison men In. The convention has now been ca'led ' to order for two days , and has as yet done nothing. The planning has been steadily goIng - Ing on In the convention , however , and the matter has now reached that point where , the McKlnley men arc In n position that' * they will not only lose the state , but may possibly not even be honored with a position on an Instructed delegation. The McKlnley- , lies continue to keep a bold front , and Bayii they will have a representation on the dele gation , but this IB not generally believed.1 They are regretting deeply , now that It la ! too late , that they overestimated thclrj strength last Monday and refined fusion with the Reed men , at a tlmo when , by giving only one delegate out of ( he four , they could have swept the ? convention , and could have sent an Instiuctud delegation to St. Louis for McKlnley. They overlooked their opportunity , however , and now the Allison- Reed men , In combination , are triumphal. ! . As an evidence of to what extent the cre dentials committee Is Knocking out McKln- loy men , they decided to throw out the Grant delegation from Grayson county , which Is Grant's own county , and ho la the leader of the McKlnley forces In Texas The mat ter was afterward reconsidered aril the dele gation was allowed to cast half the vote ot that county through courtesy to Grant , The McKlnlcy men , many of whom are white ) men , are thoroughly worn out , and are leav ing for homo tonight , saying they neo no reason for staying here , Cuney has oorralleil his following , and they announce they will remain hero for a month longer If he wants them to. It looks ns if theCuney forces are trying to wear the McKlnley men out. The executive committee Is rapidly unseating all $ those who are remaining , and the outlook for tomorrow Is extremely gloomy for the Me- 5 Klnley faction. The committee on permanent organization will tomorrow recommend Cuney , as permanent chairman , and thus the Mc Klnley men will bo effectually shut out , To morrow will settle the matter , and It la safe to predict an Instructed Reed delega tion , with one Allleon man on It and thrco ' < Reed men. * I'rohlhltlniilHt-i Ailnpt n HnilKc. PITTSBURG. March 25. The executive committee of the national prohibition party , met here today to arrange dutallu for tha national convention , which meets here In May , Those prcrent are Chairman Samuel Dickey , Michigan ; Secretary W. T , War- well , Now York ; Treasurer 8 , D. Hastings. Wlbcoimln ; James A. Tate , Tennojece ; J. j , II. Cranlleld , Texas ; A. A. Stevomi , Pcnn- I sylvanla. It was decided to distribute thrca general admission tlclfctn to tuch delegate * and allow the local committee fJOO. The/ / chairman stated satisfactory airangernenta \ have been made for thu transportation ol | the delegates , A button , confuting of a X blue field , white rose In the center , and ) with the word "Prohibition" at the top In white letters , and the motto , "In hoe Blgno vlnces , " at the bottom , was adopted ] as the ofllclal emblem of the party. Tha committee will meet again In PltUburg on May 2G , just prior to the opening of tba convention. 't , lleinliiiiiirtern for Mc-Klnlej Clulm , CINCINNATI , March 25. Colonel W. D. Caltree of Columbus , O. , vice president of tli'c Ohio League of Republican Clubs , mem ber of the committee thai secured the exposition - position building at St. Louis for Iho Mc Klnlcy clubs , called at the Associated press oltlce last night to nay that Exposition hall will have room for all the McKlnlcy clubs In the nation. He desires to accommodate alt of them In Exposition hall , and to that end 71 Invitee the presidents and eecrotarlen ot all - * ' ! McKlnlcy clubs In tha United Btatcs to ad fll dress him Immediately on the subject. Tallinn \o IIInlN from ropnllnn. ( I TOPEKA , March 25. Cyrut Leland , Jr.i chalnnan of the republican state central committee Interviewed by a local reporter/